Here’s our weekly installment of links from around the web (see here for all link roundups). As usual, linking does not imply endorsement.
- Sympathy for the Citizenist by Bryan Caplan, EconLog, August 9, 2013.
- Why I’m ‘angry’ by Sonic Charmer aka the Crimson Reach, August 9, 2013, a response of sorts to Caplan.
- Caplan on Sailer by Steve Sailer, August 9, 2013, on his own blog, another response of sorts to Caplan.
- How heavy is the asylum-seeker burden?, an interactive chart on The Economist‘s website, August 12, 2013.
- Looking Out the Window: Costs and Benefits of Immigrants, Yard Sale Edition by Art Carden, EconLog, August 13, 2013.
- An Immigrant’s Journey, The Atlantic, August 13, 2013: a collection of 22 photos by John Moore describing various facets of unauthorized border-crossing through photographs.
- The Little Group Behind the Big Fight to Stop Immigration Reform:
A powerful coalition supports reforming immigration. But on the other side is a scrappy, tech-savvy organization that’s won before by Molly Ball, The Atlantic, August 1, 2013, describing NumbersUSA’s efforts to oppose current immigration legislation in the United States Congress.
- Why We Can’t Trust Polls On Immigration, In One Horribly Xenophobic Chart by Gregory Ferenstein, TechCrunch, August 15, 2013.
- Immigration, Growth and Unemployment: Panel VAR Evidence from OECD Countries by Ekrame Boubtane, Dramane Coulibaly, and Christophe Rault, July 18, 2013, on SSRN. Abstract:
This paper examines empirically the interaction between immigration and host country economic conditions. We employ panel VAR techniques to use a large annual dataset on 22 OECD countries over the period 1987-2009. The VAR approach allows to addresses the endogeneity problem by allowing the endogenous interaction between the variables in the system. Our results provide evidence of migration contribution to host economic prosperity (positive impact on GDP per capita and negative impact on aggregate unemployment, native- and foreign-born unemployment rates). We also find that migration is influenced by host economic conditions (migration responds positively to host GDP per capita and negatively to host total unemployment rate).